Well Eggshell, I have no doubt that with all our shared experiences, and I mean all forum members, those new to the sport, or looking to increase their knowledge, viewing our thoughts on strategies, will experience good things when they hit the woods. I was a little concerned with maybe over emphasizing the filling of the tags, as opposed to enjoying the blessing of the hunt. Patience and wisdom,... it seems those are 2 virtues that come at a cost most generally, and I know I need a big helpin of both, so I know I ain't done bumpin birds either. I hope it is written somewhere, that we get the oppurtunity to meet my brother, cause I'd enjoy that.
It's amazing sometimes how much credit we give these turkeys, given the foolish things they do from time to time. For example, like Shaman points out as to their choice of roosting sites and determination sometimes not to bust. I too once climbed a tree in a climber, too find out at daylight that there was two gobblers roosted above me. They flew down to 60 yds in front of me and carryed on for a while before leaving,...go figure !
A tactic I have learned to pay attention to is, what are the crows doing ? I have seen over & over again that for whatever reason, crows and ravens have a predisposition of trying to aggravate the turkeys. Many times in the afternoon, they have helped myself to locate a bird or two, or a nice breeding flock. Any body else got a thought on this ?
GOOD LUCK, GOD BLESS, AND STAY SAFE !
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